In the winter of 2015 we had an influx of Pine Siskins on our feeders in Wiscasset, Maine. In the previous 16 years in the house I don’t recall ever seeing a Pine Siskin (granted I didn’t know much about birds prior to 2013).
Anyway, during the winer of 2015, the Siskins were the dominant birds on our feeders . . . overwhelming the Gold Finches, Titmice and Juncos. They didn’t leave until May.
And we haven’t seen one at home in Wiscasset since then.
This morning, Ingrid and I were driving into the driveway, past our feeding stations, and we noticed a Pine Siskin on the nyjer feeder. We watched him/her for about five minutes and then I ran and got the camera and got some good shots.
As unlikely as a Pine Siskin is in July is . . . all the field marks line up. Pretty cool!